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March 19, 2020

Risks of Running End-of-Life (EOL) Software

by Colin Quinn

At the end of a busy day, the last thing a CIO or Controller wants to read is an end-of-life (EOL) notice from one of their software providers. Work is tough enough – with constant security threats, budget cuts, time and expense requests, planning and forecasting reports and performance deliverables to be met – without needing to go through another risk assessment for outdated software.

So, the inevitable...

February 25, 2020

5 Benefits of Planning Analytics for Government Contractors

by Colin Quinn

When it comes to planning and analytics, don’t compromise. Kinetek4Cast in-conjunction with IBM Planning Analytics Express goes beyond simply automating your planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. It provides self-service analytics to all of your business users through an innovative planning workspace that empowers business users to seek better business results. Deliver insights automatically from your...

July 10, 2019

Planning analytics: What is your enterprise plan?

by Colin Quinn

It all begins with a plan. Whether it’s the overall strategic plan or a detailed operational plan, this step is usually part of the overall enterprise performance management strategy, which encompasses financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Planning is in a unique position compared to the other analytics groups because it relies on outputs of all the other steps.

Even today spreadsheets remain one...

May 21, 2019

10th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

by Colin Quinn

What are the current trends shaping the GovCon Industry?


Last year's Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study told a story of continued growth and optimism in the Government Contracting market.

This year's report largely reaffirms that sentiment, with organizations of all sizes seeing growth in 2018 and expecting continued growth, revenue, and increased competition to continue for at least another...

June 13, 2018

9th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

by Colin Quinn

What are the current trends shaping the GovCon Industry?


Last year’s Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study report exhibited a cautious optimism that the industry was climbing towards its strongest level in years. This year, that optimism has been proven in full, both profits and growth have grown exponentially and organizations now project double-digit growth into the foreseeable future.

This...

May 14, 2018

The 5 BIG Benefits of IBM Cognos Analytics for Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In today’s data-driven business environment you need the ability to recognize and seize opportunities in real-time. Your team's need to stay agile and focused - ready to rapidly engage and adjust your business strategies to reach your goals. To be successful, your teams need to be connected and have collaborative access to valuable corporate data, metrics, and information. The only way to get ALL the things...

October 17, 2017

The insider's guide to attending Deltek Insight

by Colin Quinn

To gain a competitive career edge, it’s important to make learning an ongoing part of your professional development. Conferences are short and practical opportunities to learn new information, gain knowledge, and make valuable contacts.

Yet, attending a conference can be an intimidating experience, particularly the first time. If you’re planning on taking a day or more out of the office to attend a Deltek...

August 22, 2017

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2017

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2017 in Nashville TN. Join us October 23rd - 26th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.

Check out our top three reasons why can't afford to miss this year's conference:

1. Networking with Industry Experts
Don't miss out on...

May 17, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight

by Colin Quinn

In our first installment of our three-part series on "Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint" we discussed GCS support and what it means for your business.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support



Now we will discuss another area of concern we've heard from our growing customers - insight. No, not the annual Deltek conference, but the...

May 4, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support

by Colin Quinn

If you're reading this, chances are you have received a letter mailed from Deltek CEO, Michael Corkery back in October describing Deltek’s future plans for their GCS support services.

The most common concerns we have received have been:

What exactly do the support changes mean for the immediate future? What does this mean for current users?
For now, users do not have anything to be concerned about, sure...

January 30, 2017

Why are Budgeting and Forecasting Important to Your Business?

by Colin Quinn

Budgeting and forecasting are the two single most important undertakings you can do for your business. They are also two of the least popular jobs people rarely look forward to starting. Taking the time to make an workable budget and to accurately forecast can mean the difference between failure and success for your business.

When done poorly, budgets and forecasts not only become futile, but they also...

August 5, 2016

You’ve Chosen Business Software, Now What? The Importance of Training

by Colin Quinn

So you’ve made the tough choice, selected your software, implementation is now underway and you are shortly due to go live. So much to organize and prepare for and often the most critical and overlooked process of incorporating end-user training is forgotten – arguably the most important piece. Unless your staff are properly trained on using your new software, you cannot expect to reap the full benefits of...

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